The sound of loons calling across the lake, the smell of a campfire, and the touch of fresh lake water - all of these beautiful things and more, is what our Grade 8s and 12s experienced during their OE trip at Camp Tamakwa.
Although the mornings were greeted with thick fog and below zero temperatures, it didn’t stop our students from going for their morning ‘polar bear’ dip, A.K.A a swim in the frigid lake water! Students continued to challenge themselves throughout the trip by doing things they wouldn’t normally do back home.
They took part in many outdoor activities including kayaking, zip lining, archery, stand up paddle boarding and so much more. Our Grade 8 students were thrilled to learn how to build a fire from scratch and loved spending time with the Grade 12s, who planned a variety of fun activities for them. They even went on a unique day excursion to Tom Thompson’s memorial and burial grounds, and explored an old abandoned structure in the middle of the forest.
Each day ended with entertainment around a crackling campfire and a delicious treat before heading back to their cabins.